Psych Scoop, 2/26/19

February 26th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Careers & Pizza: Business Careers with a Psych Degree

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 11:30 am- 12:45 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

Are you interested in a career related to business or industrial/organizational psychology? Join Psychology Advising on Wednesday, March 13th from 11:30 am- 12:45 pm in N219 Elliott Hall for Careers & Pizza. Learn, eat, & listen to these two outstanding professionals in the field. Please bring a pen, paper, and your questions! RSVP here! The RSVP closes on March 11th, 2019. Space is limited.

Featured Guests: Ben Rohan - Director Of Business Operations at Aerotek with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. Skilled in Business Development, Sales Management, Recruiting, and Relationship Building.

Caroline Cochran - Highly effective, seasoned industrial and organizational (I/O) psychologist with over 25 years of consulting experience and proven results in both Fortune 100 and public sector organizations.

2. Drop-In Hours - Monday, March 4th Change

Drop-In hours on Monday, March 4th will run from 10:30 am- 12:30 pm instead of their usual time. Please take note of this if you plan on coming to drop-ins on Monday!

Psychology Student Group Announcements

All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psychology student organizations. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend! To learn more, visit our website.

3. Psi Chi / Psychology Club Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Lind Hall Room 340

*This meeting was rescheduled from last week to this week*. Thank you to everyone who attended our first meeting of the semester! We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of you and seeing some new and familiar faces. That being said, we have taken your suggestions into consideration and are bringing you an event dedicated to learning more about how to get involved in psychology on campus. During this event we will have roundtable discussions with the following topics: Research, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Jobs, & Internships. There will also be snacks so we hope to see you all there! Additionally, Please take a look at the following link if you are interested in volunteering with psychology club: Volunteer Interest Survey for Ronald McDonald House or are interested in applying for one of the open officer positions. Applications are due by March 1st. Available positions: Officer of Public Relations Application, Officer of Recruitment Application, Secretary Application, Treasurer Application.

4. Psychology Club Journal Series: Dr. Canan Karatekin

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

Psychology Club/Psi Chi will be collaborating with a new student organization H.O.P.E for our second Psychology Journal Club event. This event gives students the opportunity to learn and discuss the research being done by faculty psychology departments. It will also allow students to learn more about the new H.O.P.E. organization and how to get involved. The mission of the Psychology Club Journal Series is to expose students to a broad spectrum of psychological research through the critical analysis and presentation of current articles from the psychological literature and to connect students and faculty with shared interests. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Canan Karatekin from the Institute of Child Development who will base her talk on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). More information about the articles used for this meeting will be distributed by the Psychology Club email (email to be added to our mailing list). Students attending the events are not expected to fully understand topics before they arrive but are encouraged to be prepared to ask questions on the material afterward. We hope to see you there!

5. Apply for Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi is the International National Honor Society in Psychology. It's a great way to improve your resume and become eligible for new opportunities within the field of psychology. We are taking applications now and they are due Wednesday, March 27th. Visit the Psychology Student Organization page to find out more about becoming a member.


6. Nutritious U Food Pantry - Happening now!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, - Thursday, February 28, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Coffman 210

Do you worry your food might run out before you can buy more? Do you lack reliable transportation to an affordable grocery store? If you struggle to get enough, quality food to eat - visit the Nutritious U Food Pantry on February 26-28th from 12-6pm pm in Coffman room 210! Any registered undergraduate, graduate, and professional student is welcome! No verification of income required. We care about sustainability - if possible please bring your own reusable bag! Find more information on the Facebook event.

7. CLA Pre-Health 101

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:00 am- 11:00 am
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 512B

CLA is a great place to prepare for a health career! In this session, students will learn what it means to be a pre-health student in CLA, how to navigate resources and build a unique portfolio. Find more information on GoldPASS.

8. ACR Homes Info Session

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 518/520

ACR Homes welcomes you to attend our job & internship info session in Bruininks Hall room 518/520 on Wednesday, February 27th. We will be available from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm to answer your questions about jobs and internships that allow you to make an impact in the lives of people who have disabilities. In addition to our job information, we will have an interview room available for students who are ready to take the first step into our application process. ACR Homes is accepting applications and holding interviews now for students who wish to either start immediately, this summer, or at the beginning of fall semester. Free bagels and pizza throughout the session. See more information on GoldPASS.


9. Undergrad Research Opportunities with the Minnesota Twin Registry (MTR) Lab for Summer 2019

We are looking for 2 undergraduate research assistants for the Minnesota Twin Registry (MTR) Lab, to start in Summer 2019. MTR has a grant, conducted by Dr. Robert Krueger (Psych) and Dr. Glenn Roisman (ICD), that will examine personality, social relationships, and health in adulthood. RAs will receive credit for PSY 4/5993 and will assist in two tasks. One will be to conduct surveys over the phone with research participants, as part of a larger assessment being done. The phone survey is about education, work, personality, relationships, lifestyle, and health. The other task will be to assist in relocating research participants whose contact information needs to be updated. RAs may also be assigned articles to read and will be expected to work approximately 9 hours per week. Must be fluent in English and have good verbal skills. To apply, please contact Zuzanna Pasek at

10. Paid Research Assistant Position

Professor Betty Zhou at the Carlson School of Management is looking for conscientious and detail-oriented research assistants for her current study. The RAs will code behaviors from video and audio recordings. This is a part-time position for current undergraduate students and it starts as soon as possible. If you are interested, please email your resume with your current GPA and major to Maeve Finnegan at


11. CLA Continuing Scholarships - deadline approaching!

The deadline to submit your scholarship application for 2019-2020 CLA scholarships is March 1, 2019. We strongly encourage you to complete your application sooner rather than later. Awards are for the 2019-2020 academic year and award amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, financial need, and additional donor requirements. One application will consider you for all scholarships for which you are eligible. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Laila Agily at, CLA Scholarships Coordinator.


12. Camp One Heartland

This summer you could spend making friends and doing goofy fun stuff as a camp counselor for the non-profit camp, One-Heartland! Meet new people while providing an unforgettable experience for kids of varying populations! At this non-profit, you can make a difference in kids lives. Spend the summer experiencing life at camp. One student who got to be a camp counselor for One-Heartland says "Working for One-Heartland really helped me grow as a person, it was such an awesome experience to work for under-served populations, plus It was one of the best summers of my life" -Former Counselor, Brian. For more information visit our website. See the application here.

13. Peer Helper with destress

If you enjoy helping others and are looking for a volunteer experience next year, this would be a great fit for you! Boynton Health is recruiting graduate and undergraduate volunteers to serve as Peer Helpers for the 2019-2020 school year. As a Peer Helper, you will receive training from Boynton Mental Health & Student Counseling Services. You will meet with students to talk through stress in their life and help them develop a proactive stress management plan. Candidates with marginalized identities and men are strongly encouraged to apply. The competitive application closes on March 15th, so apply today!

Grad School

14. Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology at Texas A&M University Application Deadline

Are you thinking about graduate school? Have you thought about the Master’s program in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology at Texas A&M University? I-O psychology is the scientific study of human behavior at work and the application of that science to the workplace challenges facing individuals, teams, and organizations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that I-O psychology was the fastest growing in-demand occupation, with anticipated growth of 53% between 2014 and 2022. Graduates with I-O master’s degrees are employed in consulting, private practice, government, and corporations. The Master’s program in I-O is a 33-credit hours, full-time, non-thesis, cohort-based (team-focused) program designed to be completed in 16 months. The curriculum balances scientific discipline with professional practice and the required industry-based internship experience gives our students a competitive advantage on the job market. Students will also benefit from training by faculty who are scientists engaged in the field and who also teach courses in a nationally ranked I-O psychology Ph.D. program. We are still accepting applications for fall 2019 and March 1st is the tentative annual deadline for admission to the master’s program. See our website to learn more about the program. Please contact Bisi Atoba at 979-458-8611 or for more information.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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15. Summer Internship with AshaUSA

AshaUSA is a non-profit organization focused on promoting health and harmony in the South Asian community. Based on our research, the community has identified Mental health as one of the areas which has been identified as one of the top priorities. Just like many communities, South Asians underestimate the importance of mental health and its impact on physical health and wellbeing in all areas of life. For South Asians in particular, the expectations in education, career and family life can be exceedingly high. South Asians tend to internalize their stress and emotional problems, minimizing the intensity of what they are experiencing or having physical symptoms that are indirect expressions of the stress. Acknowledging the mental health symptoms and explaining them to the people who care, will likely bring great relief. Major hurdles in preventing South Asians from seeking Mental Health help are a stigma associated with mental health, myths and stereotypes about causes, treatment, and care of mental health problems. Volunteer 5-10 hours a week working on developing a plan for AshaUSA's mental health initiative, creating marketing materials, and presenting the plan to potential partners. Interested applicants should send their resume/CV and a brief (1-2 paragraphs) letter of interest to apply to

16. Camp Kesem Mental Health Professional (Master's level)

Camp Kesem is a national nonprofit organization designed to support children through and beyond a parent's cancer by creating a magical week during which they can find support and have endless fun. We are in search of a Mental Health Professional to help us out at Koronis Ministries in Paynesville, Minnesota from August 18-23. Mental health professionals are responsible for counseling campers and counselors on various issues. Some of these issues are behavioral but others may tie to home situations or bereavement. They must have a Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, School Counseling, or a related Mental Health field. Email with inquiries.

17. Pediatric Anxiety Research Center - Brown Medical School

The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital (located in East Providence, RI and affiliated with the Brown Medical School), is looking for two full-time clinical research assistants for several projects concerning obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Administrative duties include scheduling study participants, tracking the progress of the studies, data entry and analysis, collaboration with community partners, and preparing submissions to the Human Subjects Protection Committee and Office of Research Administration. Aiding in study recruitment and developing innovative recruitment strategies is an important role of the research assistant. Clinical responsibilities may include screening research participants, administering rating scales, behavioral coding of exposure treatment sessions, and administering diagnostic interviews to study participants. Participation in multidisciplinary discussions regarding research design and implementation is expected. Mentorship from psychologists and opportunities to assist in writing scientific articles for publication and grant submissions are provided. A strong academic record is essential and past research experience is desirable. Frequent travel to research sites in Rhode Island and Massachusetts is required for at least one position and may be included in both positions. Flex work schedules would be considered given significant travel to the Greater Boston area. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and two written recommendations (sent directly by your recommenders) to Jenna Sung ( or 401-432-1473) no later than March 15, 2019.

18. Undergraduate Student Employee Student Parent Help Center

The Student Parent HELP Center has a great UG student employee job for any student interested in working with families. We prefer work-study eligible, freshman and sophomores who want to maintain the same job through their degree program. This position is for Fall 2019, with a start date of the first week of classes. Strong preference for the following majors: Family Social Science, Psychology/Child Psych, Education, or Sociology. See the full posting at the HR website, job reference number 328755.

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